These activities aim at strengthening relations and deepening cooperation between the participants.



18h00 | Welcome for international delegates and guests at the MMIPO – Museu da Misericórdia do Porto

The MMIPO – Museu da Misericórdia do Porto



13h00 – 14h00 | Informal Lunch @ BIN Lounge

17h00 | BUS to Lionesa Business Center

17h30 | Visit to Lionesa Business Center

  • Masterplan Lionesa 2025
  • Visit to Lionesa companies: Retail Consult & VESTAS
  • Network Dinner

21h00 | BUS to Hotels



12h45 – 14h00 | Informal Lunch @ BIN Lounge

18h00 | BUS to Porto city centre     (*** participation by invitation)

18h30 – 19h15 | Visit to Livraria Lello     (*** participation by invitation)

Livraria Lello is the place of books and wisdom. It was born as a bookshop and as a bookshop it has remained, true to the identity that was created over 111 years ago. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.










20h00 – 22h30 | Gala Dinner @ Pestana Palácio do Freixo     
(*** participation by invitation)

The Official Gala Dinner is supported by   

The Official Gala Dinner includes:

  • Sponsor’s speech, Fernando Leite (CEO of LIPOR)
  • Announcement of the BIN@ Champion of the Year Award
  • Announcement of the mid-term event in 2019
  • Handover to BIN@RIBEIRAO PRETO 2019
  • Musical Performance by “Best Youth”

Located in the city of Porto, 3 km from the centre of one of Portugal’s most vibrant regions, the Palácio do Freixo, classified in 1910 as a National Monument, is a unique example of Baroque architecture, with about 10 thousand m2 of gardens and green spaces offering breathtaking views of the River Douro. The Pestana Palácio do Freixo is characterised by its sumptuous eighteenth century architecture. It was built by Nicolau Nasoni, one of the most important architects that helped Porto became a World Heritage Site.









Best Youth are an Indie Pop duo from Porto, Portugal formed by Ed Rocha Gonçalves and Catarina Salinas​. Their first original debut album, “Highway Moon”, has been considered one of the best records of 2015 by various sources, amongst them the BBC London, UK ”My favourite new band out of Portugal” (Gary Crowley) and the Les Inrockuptibles, France “Avec ce qu’il faut de romantisme planant et de mélodies sucrées pour séduire efficacement” (Maxime Abreu).  On 22 June 2018, the duo released its brand new album titled “Cherry Domino”.
















12h40 – 14h00 | Informal Lunch @UPTEC 

18h00 – 22h30 | The Loop Farewell Party @ UPTEC

  • Multimedia performance, OPENFIELD – Creativelab
  • B&B: Beer & Bifanas
  • Roasted chestnuts


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